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Education of Children in Africa
Event date: 8th January 2018
Whereas in some early African traditions, blind children were looked as 'pad locks' whose roles were to keep the homes safe, today, St. Francis P/S for the Blind with support from well-wishers and Government has worked against this bad practice and educated over 930 children some of who have qualified as Telephone Operators, Teachers, Lawyers, Administrators, Social workers etc.
Today in Uganda, Children with visual impairment are often denied their rights to access basic needs such as education, food and better living conditions. Over 75 % of the children admitted in St. Francis Primary School for the Blind are blind, orphaned, neglected or marginalized economically and socially. The majority of these children come from poor families who are not able to afford basic education in terms of tuition, feeding and Braille paper.
The challenge of being blind puts these children at risk of either being denied education and other basic needs or dropping out of school.
Once their education is discontinued, they become incapable of providing for themselves in future. Their guarantee for gainful employment and competitiveness in the job market will be undermined.
The Support being requested from partners is in form of tuition, feeding and other scholastic needs will ensure that the future of children with visual impairment will be guaranteed.
Children with Visual Impairment Sponsorship Project is aimed at ensuring that visually impaired children complete primary school education, join secondary and tertiary level so that they are skilled enough to provide for themselves in future sustainably.
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